Big Day Out 2011 line-up

There have been legitimate clues, dodgy rumours and a many an uncalculated bet, but finally the time has come to reveal the official 2011 Big Day Out line-up.

Australia’s biggest festival will be celebrating its 18th Birthday with a mammoth bill come January, headed up none other than Mr Maynard James Keenan and his band of merry men Tool. Fresh from the studio where they are recording their fifth studio album, the Californian prog-rockers are set to bring their spectacular live show (lazers and all) down under next year for the first time in over four years.

Making just as much noise but with slightly more fire will be the band that made 2009 the year of X-rated videos and souvenir dildo box sets, Rammstein. Returning exactly a decade after their last BDO outing, the German industrial kings are set to strap-on and plug-in when they reach our shores in January.

Speaking of iconic Big Day Out moments, are you sick of hearing your mates go on about dancing on stage with the Godfather of punk way back in 2006? Well, you will finally have the chance to be Iggy’s dog when Iggy Pop and The Stooges bring their Raw Power back to Australia next year.

But wait, there is so much more. Keeping the controversy coming at BDO 2011 will be ranga-lover M.I.A, the man that likes to party more than Kiss, Andrew WK and the guy that said he would never be back James Murphy with LCD Soundsytem

For the first time in the festival’s eighteen year history, FasterLouder and our sister site inthemix are pleased as punch to be the online media partner’s of the Big Day Out. So once you have checked out the full line-up below, make sure you stay tuned to FL for all the BDO news, reviews, photos, interviews and goss you could possibly handle.

FasterLouder is proud to present the 2011 Big Day Out line-up:



Iggy And The Stooges

Bloody Beetroots Death Crew 77

Lupe Fiasco


Primal Scream Screamadelica Live


The Black Keys

Andrew W.K

The Jim Jones Revue

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros


LCD Soundsystem

Booka Shade

Die Antwoord



Plan B


Crystal Castles ( East Coast only )

John Butler Trio



Birds Of Tokyo

Kids Of 88

The Naked & Famous

Australia only locals:

Angus & Julia Stone

Dead Letter Circus

Children Collide

Operator Please

Bliss N Eso



Kid Kenobi & Mc Shureshock


Blue King Brown

Will Styles

Little Red

Gypsy And The Cat


New Zealand only locals:

Die! Die! Die!


I Am Giant

Six 60

Street Chant

Shihad playing The General Electric Live

Check out the results for the FL poll of the 30 most memorable Big Day Out moments of all time.

FasterLouder presents the 2011 Big Day Out:

Sunday 23rd January – Parklands, Gold Coast (tickets on sale October 7th with ticketmaster )

Wednesday 26th January – Showground, Sydney (tickets on sale October 6th with ticketmaster)

Sunday 30th January – Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne ( on sale 8th October with ticketmaster)

Friday 4th February – Showground, Adelaide (on sale 8th October with ticketmaster )

Sunday 6th February – Claremont Showground, Perth (on sale 8th October with tickmaster)